Freddie Mercury was rock’s most dazzling showman; a legendary entertainer who, in 1991, just forty-five years old, became the first major music star to die of AIDS.
Mercury’s soaring voice, matched by his supremely talented songwriting and extraordinary charisma, has left a lasting legacy like few before. Outrageously theatrical, demandingly musical, and always true to himself and his vision, Freddie Mercury pushed the limits of his art relentlessly.
With expert understanding, A Kind of Magic traces Mercury’s life from his childhood in Zanzibar and India, his untimely death, and his astonishing achievements in between. It celebrates a remarkable life, lived to the fullest, featuring interviews with fellow musicians, producers and collaborators, a detailed discography and chapter-by-chapter timeline, this is a memorable tribute to an irreplaceable performer.